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Some of Puerto Rico’s creditors are offering financing to the indebted U.S. territory as they jockey for top status in the renegotiation of its debts, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Friday criticized a set of recommendations by the federal board in charge of managing the U.S. territory's finances, signaling a potential power struggle between the government and the board on how to pull the island out of economic crisis, Reuters reported.

Puerto Rico's federal oversight board said on Wednesday that it was willing to extend key deadlines that would give the debt-laden U.S. territory's government more time to negotiate restructuring deals with holders of its roughly $70 billion in bonds, Reuters reported.

The secretaries of the U.S. Treasury and Health and Human Services called for fast congressional action to help Puerto Rico out of its economic mess, and said a bipartisan task force report failed to go far enough on recommending a low-income tax credit for the commonwealth, Reuters reported yesterday. In a letter to U.S.